Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouring with a closed rocky head with a pilsner-like nose, nice and smooth with balanced malt and hop all the way though, definatly a good summer time beer.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I must have had a long expired bottle. It didn’t really smell skunky, but it smelled old. Very yeasty and dry. The beer itself was an attractive dun color, with a respectable head. Something was obviously wrong with this beer, because it had that funny old beer taste. I’ll have to find a new bottle and give this another shot. From what i could tell, the beer tasted nicely balanced, dry, with a good deal of malt in the mash. I wish stores would pull old product off the shelves. Only in a perfect world.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 09/11/02: Been almost 3 years since I had one of the ’Bad Boys’, guess its about time. Clear deep gold in color, generous white head, lots-o-lace. Nose is malt, clean and crisp. Front is malt, top light, the finish is hop bitter, dry, moderately carbonated. ranks #836 on my current 1000 beer master list.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Striking yellow-amber hues along with the far off smell of a freshwater lake mixed with malt start off this diminutive brew. A bit bitter bite and little else makes up the bulk of this beer. Without the cloying and annoying bite, which lasts quite long, there wouldn’t be much here. Lake water laced with fertilizer is the best I can describe it.
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 7, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
like someone took an esb and mixed it 50% with seltzer water. the bitterness stands out because there’s nothing else to it - maybe a slight hint of malt someplace. is strangely filling for how watered down it is. if you want something light and refreshing - get a bass instead. sometime’s there’s a good reason ’they don’t make them like that anymore’
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Astonishingly bad for this brewery. Thin and bland malt flavor that finishes with an unbearable dryness. At 2.3%, I find myself wondering why I even purchased this.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bleah. Refreshing, but weirdly filling as well. I’m glad to have tried it, but it’s a bit much after a while. Bitter and thin.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper penny colored; Head was dense and fluffy; Nose had grass- appealing. VERY dry- almost abrasive. No Malt presence. Hops have little floral or citrus characteristics- pure aromatic and drying. Most flavorful sub 3% beer I have ever had.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some nice citrusy bitterness and a giant cedar full of flower buds…Strong salted cheese..A breeze of caramel…
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling tan-amber appearance with a drossy foam and cream head. The crips smell of thsi beer has notes of mash with a beef-like quality as well. Msh and brassy flavor with the soft undercurrent of hops. The underbelly of this beer is of a definite metallic character with some bitterness.